Don’t become a victim of vehicle crime

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Police are warning people to be wary of burglary and vehicle crime as research shows that March sees a rise in these offences.

Throughout March, police officers from Rotherham will be providing additional patrols and offering crime prevention advice to help residents reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime.

Officers will be engaged in burglary and car crime initiatives targeting suspected offenders

The initiative will also provide security advice for home and vehicle owners and if you see a police stall or police community support officers on patrol then please stop them to ask for advice.

Detective Inspector John Hobson said: “Most of the crime committed is as a result of opportunistic thieves finding houses or cars insecure.”

“With the lighter evenings coming along and dare I say it the potential for warmer weather, shed burglaries become more popular with the latest pride and joy rotary mower being taken before you have even had the chance to tidy up that wintery lawn.”

“If you don’t keep your doors, windows and vehicles locked and secure then you run the very high risk of becoming a victim of crime.”